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national press secretary to the obama 2012 campaign, and republican strategist chip saltsman. all right, let's dive in and first off, let's talk about what we can expect tonight from the state of the union. and as we have watched over the years, we've been listening to a president that has sounded hopeful, but will we hear someone that sounds more aggressive? let me remind everybody what we've heard in the past. >> we don't quit. i don't quit. let's seize this moment to start anew. i'm not sure how we'll reach that better place beyond the horizon, but i know we'll get there. i know we will. we do big things. there is no challenge too great, no mission too hard. as long as we are joined in common purpose. >> so "the new york times" is out saying that they are watching and what to watch for, the signs of president obama. take a listen to this. "many will watch as well for the signs of the state of barack obama. he is relaxed, more voluble, and even more confident than usual. these people say, freer to drop profanities or dismiss others' ideas, enough that even some supporters fear the pot
, the bully pulpit itself. has any other president used it much to his advantage than president obama? >> i think it's true he is doing it and with all of the uniforms behind him he is making the point. the big point was about his third paragraph when he said we are not able to send an aircraft carrier into the persian gulf. imagine that situation if we face a crisis over there and the sequester and the failure and continuing resolution to be continued or any of the gamesmanship on capitol hill. they weren't able to defend our country over there. i think he really laid it down to these guys. this is an advantage he has. as you said, the bully pulpit, it's an old term by teddy roosevelt and means the president can get out there and make a point. it's a great pulpit. the republicans don't have such a pulpit. they can put up someone like boehner or someone like rubio and it's never an even match because the public will not pay that kind of attention and is no one else to speak like this. obama knows he has an advantage. he can speak for the administration. there is no one in congress that can
this hour. president obama continues to warn the nation about upcoming spending cuts that could go into effect march 1st. in his weekly address to the nation he blamed republicans for the crisis. >> these cuts don't have to happen. congress can turn them off any time with just a little compromise. unfortunately, it appears that republicans in congress have decided that instead of compromising, instead of asking anything of the wealthiest americans, they'd rather let these cuts fall squarely on the middle class. >> republican senator john hoven of north dakota delivered the weekly address and said congress has done its part. >> house republicans have already passed two bills to replace the president's sequester. so the question is why won't he work with with us? and the answer, quite simply, is because he wants higher taxes. >> republican governors meeting today in washington are asking the federal government to solve the spending crisis and not to add to the burden on the states. >> don't pass the balancing the federal budget on the backs of state governments because we're still re
to citizenship. president obama thinks that it should not be linked to stronger border security, but the republican plan, eric cantor, does want to see that linked to border security. so today president obama going to use his bully pulpit. he's going to meet with labor leaders and ceos and he's going to make the case to them that immigration reform is good for the economy. here's a look at who he's going to be meeting with in terms of the labor leaders. richard trumka of the afl-cio, eliseo medina, lloyd blankfein, and arnie sorenson, among others. so those are just a few of the folks with whom he will be meeting this afternoon. of course, time is of the essence, thomas. the president believes he has about a year, year and a half, to really make movements on some of these other policy issues, like gun control, like immigration reform. as you know, he was in minnesota yet, pressing for new gun safety measures. so i think this is a tactic you're going to see this white house continue with over the next several weeks. >> when you say time is of the essence, because of 2014, the mid
before we went on the air, talking about where the president has been saying president obama is virtually absent from legislative process and making no discernible effort to replace mishiss sequester. he went on to say mr. president we agree your sequester is bad policy. what spending are you willing to cut to replace it? he then linked to his website talking about some of the coverage that's happened this week. as we look at the potential cuts here, congressman, meat inspectors furloughed, 4 million fewer meals to seniors' homes, 30% cut to court security, we're going to feel this right away. why don't you think that congress is getting this? the american people are getting clued in but you guys know this already. why aren't you working together? >> we absolutely do. well, i voted against the budget control act so i voted against the sequester from the beginning. i don't think right now is the time to make cuts. i think we ought to fight back and say no. this economic recovery is still too fragile. we can't afford $85 billion worth of disappearing from the economy over the next seven mon
and president obama. meanwhile, in other political headlines, jesse jackson jr. has been charged with misusing campaign funds. federal prosecutors filed the indictment against jackson friday. practices cuters say jackson diverted about $750,000 in campaign funds for personal use, including a $43,000 gold plated rolex watch and more than $22,000 in michael jackson memorabilia. >>> "the washington post" is reporting that fbi agents had been looking into allegations that new jersey democrat senator bob menendez patronized prostitutes while in the dominican republic. "the post" cites sources familiar with the investigation says new evidence has been found to support the claims so far. >>> and president obama in his weekly address today told the american public that cuts in federal programs will hurt the middle class. >> i disagree with republicans who think we should do that by making even bigger cuts to things like education and job training, or medicare, and social security benefits. that would force our senior citizens and working families to bear the burden of deficit reduction while the wealt
. we want to show you live pictures from capitol hill where president obama will speak this hour at the unveiling of a statue of civil rights pioneer rosa parks, the first of an african-american woman to stand in the capitol statuary hall. parks became an icon in 1955 after refusing to vacate her seat to a white passenger on a bus in montgomery, alabama. that act of defiance resulted in her arrest and a bus boycott led by a pastor named martin luther king. not far from the capital the supreme court is hearing arguments on a key provision on whether the 1965 voting acts law has outlived its productivity it is considered one of the most effective and powerful civil rights statutes in american history. in the high court bulls eye is section five which requires nine states with a history of discrimination to clear any proposed change in voting rules with the federal government. it also partially covers districts in seven other states. the act was reauthorized in 2006. democrats from the hill held a news conference late this morning on the steps of the court to call for section five t
meat rhetoric, a warning from leon panetta that the pentagon is preparing for furloughs even as obama hammers republicans on the sequester, he's reaching out on immigration. he placed calls to marco rubio, and john mccain -- >> they are sticking their necks out on this issue. what is frustrating for them, which you saw expressed in some of the things rubio said and paul ryan has said in the last couple of days, if they are going to stick their necks outs, they want to feel they have a partner with the white house. >> joining me right now is democratic congressman eric shifz zer. let's dive in to bring everybody up to speed on where we stand with nine days out on the quester. interesting with the piece out by john boehner, carney has tweeted out, speaker boehner is rewriting history in the op-ed for getting he said i got 98% of what i wanted when he and 173 house rs voted for the sequester. are you surprised by the game of chicken being played in washington, d.c., especially when it comes to the amount of cuts that are coming on march 1st? >> i wish i could say i'm surprised but we've
in the past. president obama's appointment and he should have an up or down vote. i think that harry reid should go back and reconsider the whole idea about the filibuster negotiation they had last month. but, i mean, they have asked for five years of financial records from chuck hagel, they were comfortable for one year of financial records from mitt romney and suddenly for a person with few responsibilities they want more records, completely inconsistent. >> as we see from plymoupolitic republicans see the writing on the wall, but that doesn't mean they won't drag out the proceedings to extract every possible concession they can get and weaken the nominees and the white house in the process. susan, doesn't this look weird to everybody? especially when we talk about chuck hagel because basically john mccain gave john kerry a piggy back ride to his hearing. he was the biggest obstacle in the hagel hearing. and john kerry voted against the iraq surge too just like hagel did. what's the difference? >> it's not hagel's a republican or democrat, it shouldn't matter, he's the president's choic
could pass. the restoration the confidence would be magnified. >> president obama is not taking his foot off the gas today. just a short time from now, he takes his pitch to african-american radio stations. today democratic strategist james carville said the republicans need a true leader to emerge and stand up. >> if i'm a republican, i want everybody to run for president and you want someone to beat somebody who stands up and looks strong. herman contain and michele bachmann don't count. the republicans needs somebody a leader to slap somebody back. we have april ryan. john braybender is a rep strategist. the president taking it to local tv stations and appears with reverend al sharpton, yolanda and other radio hosts, do you think it's the best way to do it? >> the people resonate with this president. that is where he finds his mojo. it's not near in the beltway. he's having this problem eight days out, trying to get a resolution to sequester. the without is pushing and excited about this new u.s. today poll that shows the majority of americans want to get this deficit situation fixed.
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